Earlier this week, the Vauxhall Corsa turned 40 years old and to celebrate, Vauxhall has announced a new special edition called the ‘Vauxhall Corsa-e Anniversary Edition’ which is the top spec Corsa, in EV only and the S Line trim. The new car is inspired by the Vauxhall Nova, which was launched back in 1982.

The Nova was the previous name Opel and Vauxhall used back then for the Corsa, in 1993 the Nova badge went away and Corsa was used by both Opel and Vauxhalll going forward.

The car has a new Record Red paint, with black roof and black for mirrors. The alloy wheels are also black, with some grey highlights. Around the car, all the badges are black too. Inside, all the seats are tartan covered, like a Golf GTI but in this case, it does reference the original Nova. All the cars will have a plaque on the dashboard, indicating the number car you have. As mentioned above, the Anniversary Edition is based on the Corsa-e GS Line, so we get a 7-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, with DAB radio as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

In this car, the electric systems are unchanged with a 50kWh battery, 134bhp motor and a range of up to 222 miles. Here in the UK, Vauxhall is only going to offer 1,000 of the Corsa-e Anniversary Edition, with it only being sold online for £31,000.